Charity shop left reeling after thieves steal Catalytic Converter from underneath RSPCA van

RSPCA Charity shop, March. Left: Secretary Linda Edwards and shop manager Sue Satchwell.

RSPCA Charity shop, March. Left: Secretary Linda Edwards and shop manager Sue Satchwell. - Credit: Archant

A FENLAND charity shop has been left with a bill for more than £1,000 and unable to do its normal collections this week after an RSPCA van was targeted by thieves.

RSPCA shop, March.

RSPCA shop, March. - Credit: Archant

Sue Satchwell, who manages the RSPCA store on March High Street, discovered on Monday morning that a Catalytic Converter had been stolen from underneath the van.

She said: “It is unbelievable that anybody would take from a charity van.

“A Catalytic Converter is very hard and expensive to replace - it is costing us more than £1,000.

“We are only a very small branch and all the money we raise goes towards helping vulnerable animals.


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“The van has been off the road all week so we have been unable to do our normal collections.”

However, the shop has received an unexpected boost from a generous customer.

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Mrs Satchwell said: “A customer overheard us discussing what had happened with the van and was visibly upset that some one could target a charity shop so they gave us a £100 donation.”

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